Job vacancy August 2018

Last updated: 03 Aug 2018

Project Officer (Campaign for Farmed Environment)

Project Officer (Championing the Farmed Environment)

3 year Fixed Term contract

Salary circa £ 25,000 per annum

Based at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

About you

Are you a positive and driven individual who enjoys working autonomously and at times, under pressure? We are looking for an enthusiastic coordinator with the energy and enthusiasm to manage a high profile national programme. You will have experience of managing projects and you should be a self-starter, with high quality organisational and administrative skills, and the ability to prioritise your own workload.

An understanding of the farming industry and its associated environmental impacts/agenda, including environmental land management, and agri-environment schemes would be desirable. 

About the role

As the CFE’s Project Officer you will be working with CFE’s unique partnership of stakeholders from agriculture, biodiversity and government organisations to ensure that the campaign achieves the national delivery plan.  A key element of the role will be networking with all partner organisations to ensure CFE messages get to the key farmer audiences.

Working with CFE’s Steering Group, you will plan and oversee a relaunch of the project to mark its 10th anniversary. As the CFE’s Project Officer, you will also be the ‘face’ of the campaign, stimulating media interest, organising CFE’s presence at trade shows and answering farmer and partner queries regarding the initiative.  You will also be responsible for providing the secretariat to the programme’s national governance groups.

Who are we?

Championing the Farmed Environment (previously the Campaign for the Farmed Environment) is an innovative project promoting environmental management on arable and grassland farms. CFE is supported by organisations from across the farming industry, conservation groups and government. Since CFE’s launch in November 2009, we have established strong national and local brand recognition with thousands of farmers, growers and advisers now implementing CFE activities.  As we move into a new and exciting phase for CFE, our objectives is to embed environmental management as a core principle of all farm businesses  and provide a coordinated national delivery platform amongst industry led initiatives - The Voluntary Initiative (VI), Tried & Tested (T&T) and the Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (GHGAP).

Why join our team?

The NFU is the voice of British farming, and our members are at the heart of what we do. On their behalf we lobby government and other stakeholders, develop policy and provide a range of frontline services. Working for the NFU means working alongside great people, who are recognised for their knowledge and expertise. We offer 25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays, pro rata) and a friendly working environment.

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If you feel you have the right skills and experience for the role, please send your CV and a covering letter illustrating how your skills and experience suit the requirements as outlined in the person specification to [email protected]. For any queries, please contact Becky Hampton via email [email protected] or by telephone on 02476 858742.

Closing date:              12th August 2018

Interview date:            Week commencing 3rd September 2018                 

The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.

Contact us Contact us

CFE Programme Office
Agriculture House

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 02476 858 897

Twitter: @CFEonline